Research Papers/Topics in Education And Psychology

Community Participation And Performance Of School Administration In Apac District. A Case Study Of Inomo Sub County

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of community participation onperformance of administration in Apac district . The researcher used the objective of the study toestablish the findings on the ground which was to examine how decision making affectperformance of school Administration and the effects of management committee onperformance of school administration in Apac district. The study also found out the extend tothe community resources affects performances ...

Investigation On Female Child Dropout Of Primary Schools. A Case Study Of Makindye West Constititllency. Kampala District

ABSTRACTA research report investigating on female child dropout from Schools in Makindye West,Kampala district and the objectives of the study were; To assess the effect of inadequateinstructional materials and the poor relationship between the teachers and pupils, Toassess the impact of cultural beliefs and mistreatment of girls by their step mothers orguardians, To identify the suitable ways in which the pupils performance can beimproved especially those ones who are above the class a...

Students Interest And Academic Performance In Physics In Milani High School, Webuye Division Bungoma Kenya.

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study to identify specific factors which eithergenerate or perpetuate preconceived notions about physics. Throughthe use of 165, students identified their intrinsic response to physicsand the factors which influenced their respective responses.The students who took part in the survey cited many different reasonsfor their interest in physics or their dislike of physics. The largestfactor to encourage interest in physics was due to influence ofteachers. Howeve...

Metacognition And Attitudes Towards Reading As Correlates Of Reading Comprehension Performance Among Standard Six Pupils In Dagoretti Division, Nairobi County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThis study sought to establish whether there was a significant relationship among pupils‟ metacognition, attitudes towards reading and their reading comprehension performance in an English passage. Differences in metacognition and attitudes towards reading due to both gender and age were also tested. Flavell‟s Model of Cognitive Monitoring and Mathewson's Model of Attitude Influence upon Reading and Learning to Read guided the study. The study adopted a co...

Behaviour Modification Techniques Used By Teachers To Change Maladaptive Behaviours Of Secondary School Students During Games In Kimilili -Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to establish how behavior modification techniques can beapplied in handling maladaptive behaviors displayed by boys and girls in secondaryschools during games and sports in Kimilili Sub-County, Bungoma County. This studywas guided by two theories: Bandura-The Social Learning Theory (1972) and BFSkinner’s Operant Conditioning Theory (1948). The target population was 498 teachersfrom 21 secondary schools in Kimilili sub-county. The study involved ni...

Relative Influence Of Selected Predictor Variables On Occupational Aspirations Of Secondary School Students In Nairobi Province, Kenya

AbstractThis study was designed to investigate the relative influence of the selected predictor variables (students’ self-concept, academic achievement, knowledge about careers and home background) in predicting occupational aspirations of secondary school students. The researcher’s aim was to determine the best predictor of secondary school students’ occupational aspirations. Further, the inherent gender differences in students’ self-concept and occupational aspirations were studied....

Factors Hindering Treatment Of Drug Abusers In Selected Drug Treatment And Rehabilitation Centers In Nairobi Province, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe Government of Kenya and NGOs have put a lot of effort in treatment of drug abuse and dependence yet there is an increase in demand for psychoactive drugs in the country. The study was carried out to investigate factors hindering treatment of drug abusers in drug rehabilitation centers in Nairobi province. Referred literature was reviewed on factors hindering treatment of drug abusers in Kenya and other parts of the world. Quantitative research approach was used where survey resear...

Fear Of Negative Evaluation On Counseling-Help Seeking Behaviors Among Public Secondary School Students In Nairobi Province, Kenya

ABSTRACT Secondary school students have educational and personal problems which are not usually met by the schools‟ instructional programme. Studies have shown that fear, embarrassment, distress, male gender and stigma are some of the factors contributing to reluctance to seek counseling help for psychological distress. Fear of negative evaluation has been associated with other social attributes. However, no equivocal data exists on fear of negative evaluation on students‟ attitudes...

Interaction Of Selected Social Cognitive Variables In Predicting Musical Creativity Among Form Four Students In Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe main objective of music education is enhancement of students’ musical creativity. However, over the last six years (2012 to 2017) there has been a declining trend in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education music performance. This is compounded with consistent underachievement in prime creative areas like composition, aural and harmony, which signifies a decline in musical creativity among students. Although studies have associated psychological factors with musical creativi...

A Comparison Of Teachers’ And Students’ Attributions Regarding Mathematics Achievements: A Case Of Senior Chief Koinange High School, Kiambu District

ABSTRACTIn learning, persons ascribe the causes of their success or failure to factors such as ability, effort, difficulty of the test or luck. Their motivation for similar learning tasks depends not only on whether they experienced success or failure but also on the particular factors to which they attribute their failure or success. The purpose of the study was to compare teachers’ and students’ attributions regarding mathematics achievements in a Kenyan secondary school. The study also...

Effect Of Teaching Using Preferred Learning Styles On Students’ Performance In Biology And Geography In Secondary Schools In Nairobi County, Kenya

Learning styles influence students in all levels of education and a mismatch of teaching styles to preferred learning styles makes learning a stressful experience to many learners. In Nairobi County, students in both private and public schools have not been performing well in sciences. In the study, matched teaching styles with preferred learning styles were conceptualised as the independent variables that determine their performance in biology and geography. The purp...

Effect Of Gender Mainstreaming In Education On Secondary School Girls’ Psychological Adjustment And Career Aspirations In Selected Counties In Kenya

ABSTRACT The ministry of education has a critical role to play in addressing issues of gender equality and equity in Kenya through the implementation of gender mainstreaming in schools. It provides a framework for the planning and implementation of gender responsive education. The high girl-child drop-out rates, early and forced marriage of girls, adolescent pregnancy and gender discrimination in Kenyan secondary school have caused prevalent gender inequality. The purpose of this study ...

Intrapersonal Conflicts Þÿ A N D S T U D E N T S _ A C A D E M I C Achievement Inpublic Universitiesin Western Kenya

ABSTRACTProvision of university education to qualified Kenyans is fundamental to the success ofthe Government’s overall sustainable development strategy. Academic achievement playsa significant role in assuring quality education. University students have a similarcharacterized life trend full of intrapersonal conflicts. This is caused by the usual ways ofmodeling and ensuring they stay relevant to the demands of others and the environment.As a result, undesirable outcomes such as frustratio...

Role Conflict, Role Ambiquity And Burnout Among Head Teachers Of Public Primary Schools In Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACTResearch has shown that role conflict and role ambiguity are associated with burnout amonghead teachers of public schools and general educators. However, there is scanty literaturefrom previous studies examining the relationship between role Stressors and burnout amonghead teachers of public primary schools in Kakamega County, Kenya. Role conflict refers toincompatibility of expectations and demands associated with the role while Role ambiguityrefers to a lack of clear information ass...


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